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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 6, 2012 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Yo Mando, wait a minute, not so fast ....

Thanks. I would merely ask that Republican platform simply state that they do not intend to outlaw abortions in those cases -- life of the mother, rape, incest -- if that's indeed what their position is.

If what applying the 14th amendment to the "unborn" does is make a fetus indistinguishable, legally speaking, from a born human being, with the same rights, then it's hard to imagine how a subsequent law allowing this new "person" to be killed simply because his/her father is a rapist or his/her parents are brother and sister would be constitutional. Or do you see it differently? That's why your argument -- which I believe reflects your personal position -- rings hollow to me. I don't see room for these exceptions the way that the Republican platform envisions this thing.

I would also like it if Congress and Obama would be more explicit that they do not intend to snatch Mandojammer in the middle of the night and send him to Djibouti for interrogation (although I'm not totally sure that you're not asking for it).